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Robin Melin, left, Hudson Hospital & Clinics RN, manager, Inpatient Care, congratulates Certified Nursing Assistant Lindsay Rees, a winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Hospital Association's Employee Pride Contest. Submitted photo
Robin Melin, left, Hudson Hospital & Clinics RN, manager, Inpatient Care, congratulates Certified Nursing Assistant Lindsay Rees, a winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Hospital Association's Employee Pride Contest. Submitted photo
Rees writes winning essay
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Hudson Hospital & Clinics employee and Certified Nursing Assistant Lindsay Rees was a winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Hospital Association's Employee Pride Contest.

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The contest is designed to celebrate the health care workforce and recognize their "truly amazing" contributions to the health of their communities, according to WHA President Steve Brenton.

In a 400 word essay, employees were asked to describe what led them to choose an occupation in health care, and why they decided to work in a hospital. Hundreds of health care employees statewide submitted essays. A committee at each hospital selected the winning local essay, and that person was honored at the recognition banquet May 7.

Rees won the local essay contest.

"Lindsay is a fantastic employee," said Robin Melin, RN, manager, Inpatient Nursing. "She always connects with patients to provide great care. She's really a gift to Hudson Hospital & Clinics."

To read the winning essay, see page 2B of the May 28th print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer.

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